Robert Oulds, director of the Bruges Group, was speaking in the wake of the Duchess of Sussex‘s interview with Oprah Winfrey, alongside husband Prince Harry. During the course of the two-hour talk, she said: “You know, three days before our wedding, we got married.
“The vows that we have framed in our room are just the two of us in our backyard with the Archbishop of Canterbury.”
The revelation prompted numerous Twitter users to press Archbishop Justin Welby to offer an explanation, with some questioning the legality of such arrangements.
And Mr Oulds agreed, telling Express.co.uk: “That is a highly dubious claim.
“It cannot be right that she married Prince Harry in private, without witnesses, three days before the royal wedding.”
He added: “Weddings require witnesses, and to be open to the public, to be lawful under English law, and it is unlawful to get remarried to the same person as would have supposedly happened at the royal wedding.”
Mr Oulds suggested: “I think she must have been confused with the rehearsal.
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Mr Oulds outlined his concerns about the role played by the Sussexes in Moralitis: A Cultural Virus, the book which he and Niall McCrae, a senior lecturer in mental health at Kings College London, published last year.
In it, they accused Meghan, whom Mr Oulds describes as a “woke warrior”, of imposing a set of values on the Prince, while probably ”looking down” on Royals.